Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Washington Examiner Tuesday headlines

Byron York - Obama: I reversed recession until 'bad luck' hit
"We had reversed the recession, avoided a depression, gotten the economy moving again," Obama told a crowd in Decorah, Iowa.  "But over the last six months we've had a run of bad luck."  Obama listed three events overseas -- the Arab Spring uprisings, the tsunami in Japan, and the European debt crises -- which set the economy back.

Charlie Spiering - Obama blames blogs, Fox News for political vitriol
While President Obama was in Iowa, he was asked about the heated rhetoric and unwillingness to compromise. The President compared himself to Lincoln, as highlighted by Byron York, then he compared Washington politics to his marriage.,("I let Michelle have her way 90% of the time") and finally blamed the changed media landscape for the rise in partisan politics.

Joel Gehrke - Not over yet in Wisconsin
It's not over yet in Wisconsin. Republicans there have an opportunity tomorrow to recall two Democrat state senators and thereby restore the 19-14 Senate majority that Democrats pared to 17-16 in last week's recall elections.

Philip Klein - Silly liberal criticisms of Perry's jobs record
If the national economy is still doing poorly when President Obama stands for reelection, attacking the job gains in Texas is not going to be an effective political strategy, for several reasons. One is that with things looking that bad, any economic success story is going to look good by comparison, even if liberals try to poke holes in it.

Timothy P. Carney - Rick Perry, Big Government, and Big Business
"Pro-business" doesn't always equal pro-free-market, as Rick Perry's record shows.

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